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All in a cream case.

Included was an HP deskjet printer and 15" Sony trinitron monitor.

All for $10


It's actually really fast with '95 on it!

What are good things to do with old comps like this? So far I'm using it as a TV/FM tuner :p
 
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Having vulgar words in your title is pretty lame. Try to be a little more respectable when thinking of your titles.
 
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get linux, get smart.
 
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Having vulgar words in your title is pretty lame. Try to be a little more respectable when thinking of your titles.
indeed maybe a title edit would be good?
 

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Yes, please PM a mod who moderates this section for a title change. Please no title with vulgar language!
 
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i say you got ripped off for 10 dollars, anything under 1ghz should be free . . .
 

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dos gaming rig :toast: i want an old setup for that reason
 
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i got 2 800mhz rigs the other week, duron and via c3, want one of those? :) lol
 

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i got 2 800mhz rigs the other week, duron and via c3, want one of those? :) lol

was looking for maybe a 166mhz/200mhz maybe just to pop on win 95/98 and a load of old dos games, but if u wanna get rid, shoot me a pm with details :toast: could make a handy download/internet box also
 
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i have a 100 megabit ethernet card in my p3, and i think the card is old so I would say most of them should work
 
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i need to replace some caps on the via one, the amd one seems like a good project,


was looking for maybe a 166mhz/200mhz maybe just to pop on win 95/98 and a load of old dos games, but if u wanna get rid, shoot me a pm with details :toast: could make a handy download/internet box also
 
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iv got heatsink, gfx cards, sticks of 32mb ram, psu, not sure on an hd, but for a download box prob best to get a new one, a time or dell case, and other random bits, but i don't seem to have a soundcard,
also have a dell p3 600mhz complete pc(6gb hd 256mb ram tnt2 32mb), along with a skt 478 celeron 1.8ghz (512mb ddr ram, onboard everything, 10gb hd.)
 
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#13
well its what youd call legacy hardware

not really good for much these days dos gaming maybe could use it for internet although i doubt it would even be good for that

that cpu just lets it down tho its too slow for most programs and even os

id get damn small linux and use that you might see some improvement over win 95, DSL isnt that good looking but compared to win 95 its nice

there are aome even more light linux distros so you could google for some

erm really why did you buy it?

oh and mod the case like paint it for a start unless its pure plastic on the sides and top then i would paint plastic personally



the mature thing to do would be to ignore the swear word and let the mods handle it, since a mod already handled it first few posts otherwise you should have gave the same advice as was given in a nice mature fashion

some people casually swear but there is a reason we call some words swear words so we have words we can use to convey strong emotions of hate or anger or pain like "damn that friggin hurt"

swear words are so casual they dont mean anything anymore they lost all the impact they used to have like years ago the word cunt was terrible now its means like mate or pal

i have been known to swear casually which i realise i shouldnt do so much
 
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I've already finished cleaning it out and I'm about to install a spare 40gb IDE HD for Damn Small Linux (nothing wrong with swearing, they even do it in OS names :p) and Windows 95.

I have an old Toshiba Tecra laptop running at 333mhz too, dunno what to do with it, hahah!
 
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that laptop will be faster but at least you can get new parts for the pc

like im sure u will find a cheap pentium on ebay

i want to know if dsl runs good lol
 
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needs more ram tho do you happen to know the max amount of ram the motherboard can handle id max that baby out

what type of ram does it even take?

the ram will be a good upgrade at least 64mb is needed to get anything out of "it" i remember when i had to upgrade from 32mb of ram to 64mb of ram just so i could run settlers LOL

dunno but i hope it goes well mate
 
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I say try puppy linux.
 
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puppy linux sounds good to me too

i think you really need to get up the ram tho
 
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This thread is not located in general nonsense. Therefore, as weak as the topic is, you must stay on subject. All previous off topic posts have been deleted.
 
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id use it as either a DOS box for really old classics or as a simple download box ,altho not sure if itd even manage that :)

chuck in as much ram as itll accept ,amybe you could even pick up a P200/P233 if the board take em ,im sure u could get 1 on ebay for nxt to nothing.
 

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managed to test that one in another board, its skt 370 an gets recognised as pIII in bios